Category Archives: FERC

Proposed FERC Rule Marks Significant Shift in Approach Toward Inter-Affiliate Service Agreements

By Ken Irvin, Anna Biegelsen, Ryan Norfolk, Katrina Olsen and Katherine Vorhis In a March 20, 2014, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Proposed Rule), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposed, among other things, a requirement that all interstate pipelines offer … Continue reading

Posted in FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

Notice of Proposed FERC Rulemaking: Coordination of the Scheduling Processes of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Public Utilities

By Ken Irvin, Katrina Olsen, and Katherine Vorhis On March 20, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Proposed Rule) that, if adopted, will effectively require interstate natural gas pipelines to change their scheduling … Continue reading

Posted in FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation, Uncategorized

Third Circuit Upholds FERC Orders on PJM MOPR Revisions

By Ken Irvin and Ryan Norfolk Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld FERC’s 2011 orders accepting revisions to PJM’s Minimum Offer Price Rule (“MOPR”) that, among other things, removed the mitigation exemption for resources being … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, FERC, PJM, Power, Regulation

FERC Enforcement Director Calls for Legislative Fix to Address Hunter Decision

On January 15, 2014, Mr. Norman Bay, Director of the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), testified at a Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection hearing entitled “Regulating Financial Holding Companies and Physical … Continue reading

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FERC and CFTC Reach Agreement on Information Sharing and Jurisdiction

After a fair amount of back-channel arm-twisting, the two agencies with principal (and sometimes overlapping) jurisdiction over energy commodities have reached agreement on two memoranda of understanding (“MOUs”) required by the Dodd-Frank Act.  On January 2, 2014, the Federal Energy … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Dodd-Frank, FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

2013 FERC Report Confirms Increased Enforcement Activity

By Doron Ezickson, Kenneth Irvin, Gregory Lawrence, Terence Healey, Joseph Williams, and Christopher Polito. On November 21, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) issued its 2013 Report on Enforcement (Report).  The annual Report provides an overview of and statistics regarding FERC’s enforcement … Continue reading

Posted in Enforcement and Investigations, FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

Cadwalader Recognized for Excellence at 2013 Commodity Business Awards

On November 20, Cadwalader received a Special Commendation at the 2013 Commodity Business Awards. The honor, in the Excellence in Commodities: Legal category, is bestowed upon firms that have made notable, innovative achievements over the past year in documenting, structuring, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, CFTC, Dodd-Frank, FERC, FSA, Mining/Metals, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation, SEC

Cadwalader Shortlisted for 2013 Commodity Business Awards

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has been shortlisted for the 2013 Commodity Business Awards in Excellence in Commodities: Legal. The Commodity Business Awards honor those companies that are making a significant impact on the way commodity business is conducted – … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, CFTC, Commodity Trading, Dodd-Frank, FERC, Mining/Metals, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

Join Greg Lawrence at the National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement, November 21-22

8th National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement November 21-22, 2013 Washington Plaza Hotel 10 Thomas Cir NW Washington, DC 20005 +1 202 842 1300 Presented by The American Conference Institute Cadwalader Energy & Commodities Partner Gregory Lawrence … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Enforcement and Investigations, Events, FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

FERC Denies Rehearing in DC Energy – Clarifies Position on Reportable IBTs and Side Steps Jurisdictional Issue

By Gregory Lawrence, Joseph Williams and Ryan Norfolk By order issued July 12, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) denied requests for rehearing of its March 9, 2012 order denying the complaint of DC Energy, LLC (“DCE”) … Continue reading

Posted in Commodity Trading, Enforcement and Investigations, FERC, Power, Regulation